Making Vehicles “Secure by Design”
Automotive security threats have gone from theory to reality. Tech-savvy thieves have stolen cars throughout Europe and North America. Mainstream videos show hackers remotely hijacking cars and potentially endangering occupants. Comprehensive protection requires hardening critical modules and authentication in addition to deploying “Over The Air” (OTA) updates and security monitoring mechanisms. We’re here to make that easier than it sounds.
Blueprint for Security “Built-In”
Protecting cars against threats has to be done in a context that works both within the car and at scale for carmakers. The responsibility doesn’t stop at the assembly line; it extends all the way from car makers to the full breadth, depth, and complexity of auto supplier relationships. Security is a concern at each tier of the supply chain, and attackers seek the weakest links.
- Authenticate all communications
- Protect sensors, actuators, and microcontrollers (ECU & BCM)
- Safely & effectively manage entire vehicle “OTA”
- Design monitoring that can mitigate the most advanced threats
Proven Technology, Adapted for Vehicles
Symantec is bringing the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of security technologies to the car. The infrastructure and technology that already helps protect billions of devices and trillions of dollars now protects automotive chips. We’re building long term comprehensive security all while delivering ground breaking protection for cars today.
Protecting Critical Modules (ECU, BCM, IVI)
Host based runtime protection for top RTOS
Critical modules, including Engine Control Units (ECU), Body Control Modules (BCM), In Vehicle Infotainment (IVI), and gateway chips protecting the CAN bus from modems and Single Board Computers (SBC) such as the IVI all require additional protection. As demonstrated recently, even modems occasionally run Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS), vulnerable enough to become infected, then control entire SBC.
Symantec Critical System Protection is built on proven technology already protecting countless daily financial transactions in core back-end systems of the world’s largest providers of financial services, and is “embedded” in countless ATMs. We’ve adapted this proven, fundamental protection for automotive systems, including QNX and other RTOS systems.
Security for Manufacturing Equipment
As Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet drive manufacturing to increasingly connected factories, threats targeting these systems are on the rise. Symantec helps you protect your Industrial Control Systems (ICS) with solutions that include Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), automation equipment, and factory robotics.